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Price of Love (1955)

Interdit de séjour (original title)
An outcast everywhere ,particularly in the normal world in which he used to live in , a naive young man tries to find some help in the underworld .

Director:

Maurice de Canonge

Writers:

André Héléna (scenario), Jean Rossignol (adaptation) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Laydu ... Pierre Ménard
Joëlle Bernard Joëlle Bernard ... Suzy
Pierre Destailles Pierre Destailles ... Jojo
Renaud Mary Renaud Mary ... Fernando
Daniel Cauchy ... Paulo
Liliane Bert Liliane Bert ... Monique
Henri Crémieux ... Le juge d'instruction
Robert Dalban ... L'inspecteur Chennier
Arlette Merry ... Raymonde
Michel Piccoli ... Georges
Clara Tambour ... L'auditrice
Jean Clarens Jean Clarens
Isabelle Eber Isabelle Eber
René Havard René Havard
Robert Le Béal Robert Le Béal ... L'avocat de Pierre
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Pierre is a good guy,who works ;when he meets a Femme Fatale ,who tells him she works in the international relations (actually a prostitute for the American soldiers),his descent into hell will never give him any respite . An outcast everywhere ,particularly in the normal world in which he used to live in , he tries to find some help in the underworld where he meets his evil genius,Paulo. Betrayed by his girlfriend's brother , he becomes an informer . Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 January 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Aggressione armata See more »

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Production Co:

Les Films Marceau See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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downfall kid
7 March 2014 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Maurice De Canonge's most estimable works are "Grisou" and "Les Trois Tambours" "Interdit De Sejour" should be restored to favor ,because it is a genuine film noir,in a way many others are not:the hero is a good guy,who works ;when he meets a femme fatale ,his descent into hell will never give him any respite .

An outcast everywhere ,particularly in the normal world in which he used to live in , he tries to find some help in the gangsters' world ,although he was betrayed by his girlfriend's brother , then to become an informer .Sometimes the viewer stops and wonders :"but an innocent guy such as him does not deserve such a raw deal!";this is tragic! The young lad is played by Claude Laydu , a perfect choice ;his peak was Bresson's pitiful priest in "Journal D'Un Curé De Campagne" ;and he was also cast as 'the most miserable schoolteacher in France" in Delannoy's "La Route Napoleon" ;at the time,nobody could play the victim as he used to do.

For all that,and against all odds,the movie (probably because of Albert Simonin's wit)is sometimes very funny ;the clueless lad thinks his love works in the international relations (!) which she does ,in a way ,for she is a whore in two Montmartre bars ,and there were American soldiers in France in the fifties! A young Michel Piccoli is also cast as a gangster ,and Daniel Cauchy Melville will use in "Bob Le Flambeur" plays the hero's evil genius.

Give this flick a chance!


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